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"When one thought ends, right before the next thought begins,
there is a tiny gap called 'now.' Over time we learn to expand that gap."

– Spring Washam

Non-Residential Programs — Doors to the Dharma

Day Retreats, Drop-Ins, Classes & Benefits

Our non-residential programs — day retreats, drop-ins, classes and benefit events — are designed to open doors to the Dharma and provide opportunities for cultivating a steady meditation practice. Think of them as stepping stones to sitting a residential retreat and as ongoing support for developing a sustainable practice. Unless otherwise noted, all day retreats are suitable for beginning and experienced meditators and include basic instructions.

Check out our FAQ page for information on what to bring, how to register, directions, and answers to the most common questions we receive. If you have additional questions not covered here, you can reach our Front Office Coordinator Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm at SRMC@spiritrock.org or (415) 488-0164 X 234.

Visit the non-residential program calendar here >

Visit the non-residential retreat calendar here >

Multi-day, non-residential retreats are held in the Community Meditation Center at Spirit Rock where meditators spend their days practicing in silence and then carry this silence into their evenings. Participants spend their nights at home or in local accommodations that they arrange on their own (and at their own expense).

See the drop-in schedule here > 

Drop-in Programs are a great introduction to Spirit Rock teachings and a source of ongoing inspiration. All programs are suitable for new as well as experienced practitioners. Pre-registration is not available.